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Presentations

 

October 28, 2016

Sacred Scripture: The soul of  theology
The Scavi Sessions
St. Patrick's Basilica, Ottawa, ON

The place of Sacred Scripture in the Catholic Church today.

September 14 - November 16, 2014

"... and the Word became flesh"

The theology of the Gospel of Saint John

November 17, 2013

Challenges to Orthodox Essentials: Liberal Christianity vs. Orthodox Essentials

The primary features of Christian liberalism and orthodoxy, with some concluding thoughts on Anglicanism.

January 13 - February 10, 2013

Full-bodied:
Christian Teaching on the Human Body

A series of sessions designed to contextualize within orthodox Christian
teaching a proper understanding of the human body as created and redeemed.

February 12, 2012

Orthodoxy and heresy, Then and Now

We can easily identify heresies historically, but what about today? What are the opposing storylines to orthodoxy that are "out there" today? How can we
identify them? Can we prevent them occurring here?

January 10 - Easter Sunday, 2010

What do we believe anyway?

An introductory series on the faith of the Church and based on the Nicene Creed.

April 28, 2007

Prayer and our Lord's Resurrection

How to pray in light of the readings for the Sundays of Easter

The various ways of Scripture

My regular column in Witness, the parish magazine of St. Peter and Paul's Anglican Church, Ottawa, ON, from 2009-2011.

 

The various ways of Scripture

Scripture is neither easy nor is it impenetrable. What is needed is help in understanding and interpretation of Scripture that will bring those “aha” or “oh, wow!” moments and that will spur us all on to even greater joy in learning of our God and of His good purposes for us.

What does it mean to be a new creation?

“Of what possible interest could I, a decay-prone carbon-based creature, be to You, the One who has brought the universe, the world, all that is in the world, even energy itself into being?” He brought about the death of death and a “new creation” with me in mind? It can’t be. Can it?

Can we see Jesus today?

At the altar – especially at the altar, where we are invited to see Jesus every Day of Resurrection– we are both to be drawn in to see the greatest mystery the world will know and, having seen, to fall back in awe.

What were the main issues facing Anglicans in 1885, when St. George’s was founded?

There were essentially four issues: doctrinal/liturgical, biblical, moral, and scientific.

Why do we say the Nicene Creed every Sunday?

The Nicene Creed is the compass for the ship of faith. When "revisionists" ask us for a new creed, they are asking us to throw overboard the compass that has helped the Church to stay on course since the beginning of the Church.

What do we mean by discipleship?

Discipleship is learning. We learn so that we can be ready to know why we are being led to new places and how we will get there.

Action in waiting

When we pray, how can we be sure that we’re hearing from God and not hearing just what we want to hear?

Lent: Fast or Feast?

While there are many people who use Lent as an opportunity to “put things right with God” through penance and self-mortification, a Biblical approach to Lent would be to see it as an ideal time to invite to faith those who have never known faith by asking them “are you ready for the race of your life?”

How is the kingdom of God served by division?

Division is part of Jesus' means of building the kingdom of God.